International Journal of Tropical Insect Science

, Volume 10, Issue 5, pp 565–568 | Cite as

Comparison of Heliothis Armigera (Hubner) Male Moth Catches in Light and Pheromone Traps at Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

  • C. P. Srivastava
  • R. P. Srivastava
Research Article


Light and pheromone traps were compared for their relative efficiency and importance in monitoring the Heliothis armigera (Hubner) moths at the farm of Rajasthan Agriculture University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, during the years 1984/85 (4 June 1984 to 3 June 1985) and 1985/86 ( 4 June 1985 to 3 June 1986). Both kinds of traps showed three periods of moth activity during both the cropping years. Both types of traps showed almost a similar trend in population fluctuation during the cropping years and there were significant positive correlations between light and pheromone trap catches, (r=0.87 for 1984/85 and r=0.93 for 1985/86). However, pheromone traps had many advantages over light trap in monitoring the Heliothis armigera moths.


L’efficacité de pièges lumineux et de pièges à phéromone pour capturer des insectes males de Heliothis armigera a été comparée sur les terrains de l’Université agricole du Rajasthan, Inde, pendant deux années consécutives (1984-86). Les deux types de piéges ont permis de détecter trois périodes d’activité annuelle chez ce Lepidoptére ravageur. Les nombres de captures des deux pièges montrent une corrélation significativement positive (r=0.87 pour 1984/85 et r=0.93 pour 1985/86). Les pièges à phéromone présentent néanmoins plusieurs avantages par rapport aux pièges lumineux.

Key Words

Light trap pheromone trap Heliothis armigera 

Mots Clefs

Piège lumineux piège à phéromone Heliothis armigera 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. P. Srivastava
    • 1
  • R. P. Srivastava
    • 1
  1. 1.Rajasthan College of Agriculture, UdaipurRajasthan Agricultural UniversityRajasthanIndia

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